has shown that cannabis can be used to relieve some symptoms of MS, such as
spasticity, bladder disturbance, pain and tremors. Therefore from this evidence cannabis is shown to be useful
drug in helping MS sufferers have a better quality of life.
Human bodies contain cannabis-like chemicals, which act at specific site in the nervous system. Cannabis is therefore thought to be able to act upon these sites and as a result the above responses occur. (The picture of cannabis is taken from area51.upsu.plym.ac.uk/infoserv/ drugs/graphical/cannabis.jp)
has been used for the last 200 years for medical reasons and before the drug was
reclassified as a schedule one drug in 1971, it was also used medically in the
United Kingdom. Recently there has
been many debates as to whether the drug should be allowed to be used medically
again due to the positive effects the drug has upon MS sufferers.
The House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology has
recently recommended that the Government should allow the drug to be prescribed
for medical circumstances.